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Audi’s Lucas di Grassi missed out on winning the Monaco round of Formula E by 0.32 seconds.
The Brazilian driver spent the entirety of the final lap looking for a way around championship leader, Sebastien Buemi, weaving and attacking on the street circuit.
Unfortunately for Audi fans, though, the tight circuit prevented the faster di Grassi from overtaking Buemi, and the race ended with di Grassi second, behind Buemi.
“Grip came with the second car,” said di Grassi after the race. “I was able to follow [Buemi] and put pressure on him in the end. I had about one percent more energy than he had. Naturally, I tried everything to win the race. In the end, I had 0.0 energy. But, as I said before, overtaking on this track is near-impossible even if you’re clearly faster.”
As a result, the standings don’t change at the top, with Buemi now leading di Grassi by 15 points in the standings. That’s an especially frustrating result for ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport, as di Grassi was within five points of the championship leader going into Monaco.
Despite that, di Grassi will be looking to gain back some ground on the Frenchman at his home race, in Paris, starting on May 20. That race will mark the halfway point of the season.